Ranji Trophy Final, Vidarbha vs Saurashtra, Highlights: Saurashtra end Day 2 at 158/5

Highlights: Akshay Karnewar scored an unbeaten half-century to help Vidarbha reach a respectable total of 312 on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy final against Saurashtra in Nagpur on Monday. The visitors failed to string partnerships as wicket-keeper Snell Patel (87*) and Prerak Mankad (16*) ended the day for Saurashtra at 158/5. They trail by 154 runs at the moment.

Ranji Trophy Final, Vidarbha vs Saurashtra: As It Happened.(PTI)
Ranji Trophy Final, Vidarbha vs Saurashtra: As It Happened.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 05:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
16:57 hrs IST


Snell Patel (87*) and Prerak Mankad (16*) end Day 2 for Saurashtra at 158/5, trail Vidarbha by 154 runs. 

16:37 hrs IST

Patel nears century

Snell Patel is single-handedly taking Saurashtra close to Vidarbha’s total. He’s currently batting on 85.


16:14 hrs IST

Sheldon Jackson falls on 9

Another wicket! Saurashtra’s star batsman Sheldon Jackson presents a catch to Akshay Wadkar and gets out for nine runs.


15:44 hrs IST

Vasavada falls on 13

Vasavada gloves the ball and this time the catch is taken at first slip by Wasim Jaffer. Akshay Wakhare put a lot of revolutions on the ball and Vasavada couldn’t help but fend at it. Saurashtra: 115/4


15:27 hrs IST

Saurashtra cross 100

With a partnership of 20 runs, Patel and Vasavada take Saurashtra past 100 runs. They trail Vidarbha by 211 runs.


15:07 IST

Snell Patel scores fifty

Snell Patel hits a shot through the off-side and brings up his ninth first-class fifty. The opening batsman has kept his cool, while wickets have fallen around him. Saurashtra: 83/3.


15:02 hrs IST

Akshay Wadkar drops Aarpit Vasavada

A drop catch straight after Tea! Vasavada tries to run the ball down third man but edges the ball into wicket-keeper Wadkar’s gloves instead. Lucky for Vasavada, Wadkar fails to hold onto the catch. Aditya Sarwate could have had his fourth wicket.

14:42 hrs IST

Pujara dismissed

Huge moment in the match. Pujara has been caught in the slips, Sarvate gets the huge wicket as the players leave the field for Tea

14:25 hrs IST

A Sarvate traps Jadeja

14:16 hrs IST

Saurashtra looking good

V Jadeja, S Patel have dug in and are building a solid platform after the early strike. Saurashtra are looking good as Vidarbha’s search for wickets continue

13:36 hrs IST

Saurashtra score 15 off 64 balls

Patel and Jadeja are still looking to curb their shots and bat as long as possible. Saurashtra have scored 15 runs off the last 64 balls. The visitors are at 33/1.

13:09 hrs IST

Patel and Jadeja bat cautiously

Vishvaraj Jadeja and Snell Patel are battin cautiously and trying to build a big partnership. Saurashtra are chasing a tricky total of 312 and therefore they have to ensure that they don’t lose wickets in clusters.

12:48 hrs IST

Desai goes for 10

Aditya Sarwate strikes in the third ball of his over! Desai misses the ball completely as it hits him on the pads in front of the stumps. Saurashtra: 18/1.

12:39 hrs IST

Harvik Desai hits two fours in the first over

Saurashtra has got off to a good start with consecutive boundaries in the first over. Harvik Desai hit Rajneesh Gurbani for a boundary behind point and in the next ball the wicket-keeper failed to collect the ball as it raced away for another boundary. Saurashtra: 9/0

11:56 hrs IST

Vidarbha bowled out

Saurashtra get the job done. Gurbani has been knocked over and Vidarbha have been bowled out for 312

11:39 hrs IST

Umesh departs

Length ball outside off, Umesh pokes and gets an edge through to the keeper. Vidarbha are 9 down, but they are 1 short of 300 as well. This has been a good morning for the defending champions

11:14 hrs IST

Finally, Saurashtra have their 8th

11:00 hrs IST

Brilliant resilience

10:22 hrs IST

Dogged approach

This is brilliant resilience shown by Wakhare and Karnewar. They have seen off almost 1 hour and Unadkat is forced to bring on his spinner Makvana. Top notch cricket on display

9:53 hrs IST

Vidarbha fighting

The runs have not flowed, but Vidarbha have not lost a wicket either. Good attritional passage of play. Good fight being shown by the lower order. Unadkat wheels away at one end

9:31 hrs IST

Unadkat starts the proceedings

The captain has the ball and he runs in to get the day underway. He was very disciplined on the first day and will be key if Saurashtra want to bundle out the rest of the batting order soon

9:15 hrs IST

Saurashtra aim to wrap thins up

Vidarbha have already lost 7 wickets and Saurashtra would want to get rid of the remaining of the batting order as soon as possible. Jaydev Unadkat was brilliant on Day 1 and he will be a threat all over again as action resumes on Day 2

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